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Walking the World | Little Amal Finds a Home at the UN

Little Amal is a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl traveling the world in search of a home. How will we welcome her? On 16 Sep 2022, the puppet visited the United Nations ahead of the Transforming E...


What is the UN General Assembly? | How Exactly Does the UN Bring Peace? | UNGA Explained

Words not weapons. That’s the fundamental idea at the heart of the UN. Humanity can only survive, humanity can only thrive through cooperation, not conflict. And that’s why the UN exists. The UN General Assembly is...


Can the United Nations Stop a War?

Can the United Nations stop a war? Can the Security Council stop a war? UN Spokesperson Eri Kaneko answers these questions, and explains the key functions of the United Nations Security Council. The functions an...


“What Were You Wearing” – Survivors of Sexual Assault Speak up

The “What Were You Wearing?” art exhibit at the United Nations invites observers to see the outfits worn by sexual assault survivors at the time of their attack, confronting and refuting the implicit victim-blaming in...


'Women’s full human rights & freedoms are fundamental to peace & prosperity' – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the General Assembly's High-level meeting on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing+25). " (......


Eleanor Roosevelt’s Fight for Human Rights

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the most translated document in the world, availa...


Six decades of UN Stamps

United Nations - The first UN stamp was issued on 24 October 1951 in New York. Sixty-five years later, the UN Postal Administration – UNPA – has created, designed and printed thousands of stamps in three currencies ...